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Best smart speakers: Which deliver the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you.

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TP-Link cancels HomeKit plans for the most promising smart home device for Siri

TP-Link has announced that it has cancelled an update to the Kasa Smart Plug Mini that would have added support for HomeKit and Siri.

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So Apple’s going to stop listening in on your Siri requests. Now what?

It’s time to face a hard truth about machine learning and AI: to get better, people have to be involved.

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Apple halts Siri ‘grading’ program, promises opt-out in upcoming software update

Apple has announced that it will be suspending its Siri grading program following backlash around employees who were listening to customers' recordings.

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Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 review: Bose has a brand-new flagship

The noise-nixing headphone pioneers are up to new tricks, adding return-path noise cancelling, digital assistant support, and audio AR to its latest cans.

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Apple’s Siri ‘eavesdropping’ controversy can be fixed with a toggle that should’ve been there all along

An Apple whistleblower has revealed the company’s practice of listening to samples of Siri recordings unbeknownst to users.

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iOS chief Craig Federighi hints that someday Siri won't take over your whole screen—but not for a while

Apple VP Craig Federighi told an iPad fan that his dream of an unobtrusive Siri interface could happen, but not this year.

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iOS 13 enables Siri support in third party media apps: Spotify, Pandora, Overcast, and much more

Music, podcasts, audiobooks, and lots of other apps will finally be compatible with Siri.

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How to use Siri for hands-free Apple TV control

Siri can control your Apple TV with hands-free voice commands. Here's how.

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The next-gen Google Assistant is taking the privacy fight right to Siri—and it just might win

Google demonstrated its next-gen Assistant during its I/O conference and it ran circles around Siri both in speed and privacy.

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7 ways Apple could improve the iPhone’s Shortcuts app

For an app called ‘Shortcuts,’ too many features force you to take the long way to your destination.

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HomeKit was a surprise winner of CES 2019. Now Siri needs to get a whole lot better

A slew of companies announced at CES that they were signing on to support Apple’s HomeKit, including some affordable device makers. That means Siri has a chance to show the world what it can do.

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HomePod: Everything you need to know about Apple's smart speaker

Apple's first smart speaker, HomePod, is taking aim at Amazon Echo and Google Home. Here's everything you need to know about it.

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iDevices Dimmer Switch and Wall Outlet review: Smart home control—no hub required

These platform-agnostic in-wall devices look good and work with a wide range of voice assistants.

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Shortcuts looks like the killer Siri feature we've been waiting for

In iOS 12, Siri can perform multiple actions at once with phrases you choose.

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Amazon's custom Alexa Blueprints skills show how far ahead of Siri and Google Assistant it is

Amazon has released a super-easy tool for anyone to make their own Alexa skill, and you won't find anything like for Siri or Google Assistant.

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Apple hiring Google's AI chief is a huge test for Siri's privacy stance

Apple has hired John Giannandrea, Google's longtime AI and machine learning wizard, to head its new Siri team, but the transition is going to be tricky.

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Report: How Apple squandered Siri's lead over Amazon and Google

A new report from The Information details the mistakes and mismanagement that caused Siri to stagnate as competitors raced ahead.

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